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Two newcomers are making an epic comics debut this August with a new series from Image Comics. VESCELL, by writer Enrique Carrion and artist John “Roc” Upchurch, merges science fiction and mysticism into a sexy, dangerous noir thriller. The futuristic setting that their twisted characters inhabit will draw readers into a world of science, sex, money, and spirituality. In short, VESCELL is a world of morality on the rocks.

“VESCELL is a project I was excited about from the beginning,” said Upchurch. “As an artist, you want to create something unique and different and this is it. Enrique molded this insanely beautiful and imaginative world, so for me to bring it across visually is an amazing task.”

“I can’t draw for the life of me, not even a straight line, so I try to paint pictures with my words,” explained Carrion. “When the reader picks up our book they are getting two layers of art: one from my artist “Roc” Upchurch and one from me.”

Carrion continued, “I feel honored to be drafted to the Image team and plan to work hard so I can have a fantastic rookie year. Image Comics is experiencing a renaissance with a variety of new titles that are getting beautiful reviews. I want to be part of this wave; I want to be part of the Image Comics vision.”

The first issue of VESCELL will throw the readers straight into the sexy, futuristic world of former Icarus City Detective, Mauricio “Moo” Barrino. This seemingly straight-laced man is now charged with assisting the most high-profile, dangerous, and strange individual’s desires to transfer their mind and spirit from one body to another: a process which the highly successful international company Vescell is best known for. As readers will soon discover, Moo may be hiding some secrets and vices of his own though!

VESCELL #1 (JUN110502), a 32-page full color comic with a cover price of $2.99, is available for order in the June issue of Previews and will be on sale August 31st.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

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